Does this sound like a good battle plan?

Answered on July 17, 2013
Created September 13, 2011 at 1:55 AM

During the work week, instead of breakfast, I'm drinking a cup of coffee with 2 tbs of unsalted Kerry Gold. I'm IFing through lunch except for maybe a tbs of coconut oil and eating a decent dinner such as steak, Bacon and eggs, etc etc. Friday nights I splurge with a sweet potato in addition to my steak. Taking supplements of course.

On the weekends I am eating 2 or 3 proper meals.

This is actually a very nice and convenient routine. Any input? My goal is to shed fat and it seems to be working g so far.



on September 13, 2011
at 02:32 AM

Are you working out at all?



on September 13, 2011
at 01:58 AM

Not sure it makes much of a difference, but why the very small doses of butter and oil? Seems like you could leave that out altogether and maintain a strict fast.

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on July 17, 2013
at 01:42 AM

I am not a fan of supplements as I would rather eat my vitamins and minerals than take a pill. It doesn't seem you are eating any veggies except for the occasional sweet potato. That would be my recommendation, add a side of veggies to dinner. Cook them in butter or coconut oil if you like, but broccoli, squash spinach, kale, zucchini, etc has much more in them than what you would find in a supplement.



on July 02, 2013
at 09:50 PM

Maybe. Sounds like the Warrior Diet. I know one person personally, who does that every week day and loves it, but he is a guy. I've heard conflicting reports about IFing and women of child bearing age. Men and postmenopausal women seem to do best with it, from what I have seen. I can't help but wonder if hunter/gatherer gender biases developed for a reason, one of which being that women might need calories more often.

Personally, I do bulletproof coffee because I have two small kids and never seem to get around to eating a proper breakfast these days, and it holds me until lunch. Doesn't seem to make a lick of difference on weight loss for me, but it is a convenience. By the time lunch rolls around, I am super ready for a real meal, a spoonful of coconut oil would just make me angry, but I am breastfeeding, so I'm probably not the best example.

I'd say give it a shot though, and let us know how you feel in a few weeks.


on May 21, 2013
at 08:57 PM

I don't like the idea of eating butter or oil by themselves. If you do not want to eat much, you could replace them with a fruit, a vegetable, or even a boiled egg, and instead add the oil to your dinner. I heard some people saying they eat a ball of mozzarella when they don't have time for lunch or breakfast, it contains fat and protein. Have you tried that instead or pure butter?

Is it difficult for you to take lunch breaks? Even if you do not eat (or do not eat much) taking a lunch break will help you go through your work day. Go for a walk, enjoy the sun. The sun helps me tremendously!

I don't think your plan is bad per se, but I'm afraid you'll tire of it quickly since you are not eating actual food until dinner during the week. A diet should be enjoyable :)

In any case, I'm glad it's working for you so far. Good luck with your weight loss!

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